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HCSRN Pre-Conference Grant Writing Workshop

This year we are excited to announce a pre-conference grant writing workshop bringing together HCSRN experts to assist early investigators with NIH R series applications. The goals of this workshop are to:


  1. Provide practical knowledge and hands-on feedback for writing NIH awards with a special emphasis on R mechanisms, and
  2. Create a community of new investigators working towards NIH funding from which they can draw support.


This workshop includes two options with different content and fee structures. Both options will have an early and late afternoon session together, followed by a networking reception.

Large Group Grants Workshop (minimum 40 participants)

This workshop is targeted to those seeking specific suggestions for obtaining National Institutes of Health funding. The intended audience is early and mid-career investigators, project managers, and biostatisticians/analysts who write their own grants or make substantial contributions to investigators’ grants. Topics include writing outstanding specific aims, understanding which grant sections are especially important for reviewers, creating a conceptual model, telling a “story”, formatting a grant for maximal visual impact, and choosing a funding announcement and Institute. The last hour of the workshop will be spent with attendees of the smaller Specific Aims Workshop to share learnings from the day.


Small Group Specific Aims Workshop

This unique workshop is limited to 15 participants and is designed to be highly valuable for investigators within HCSRN sites who have never had their own R mechanism grant funding (as PI or MPI) and who have specific aims already drafted. These aims can be new or from previous grants that were not funded. Any R mechanism is eligible including, but not limited to R01, R21, R34, R03 etc. In addition, investigators who are working on K awards can also submit the specific aims for their research plans. Prior to the workshop, specific aims will be reviewed by two senior scientists who have experience in obtaining NIH funding and reviewing R and K grants through NIH. Attendees of the small group workshop will hear the presentations for the first part of the large group workshop, move to another venue to meet with their reviewers for detailed feedback and discussion of their aims, then come back together with the larger group to share learnings.




  • This Pre-Conference Grant Writing Workshop may be canceled if not enough participants register. If this happens, everyone will be notified as soon as possible after the registration deadline (March 4, 2024). Registration fees will be refunded.


Small Group Workshop

  • This intensive session is limited to 15 participants. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Participants must commit to uploading a final set of aims for review by March 4, 2024 or registration for the intensive workshop will be canceled without refund. Participants can attend the larger group workshop.

Register Now for HCSRN's Annual Conference in Milwaukee April 9-11, 2024!

We are excited to announce that David Kent, MD will kick off the opening plenary session on Tuesday, April 9, Dr. Kent is the Director of the Tufts Predictive Analytics and Comparative Effectiveness Center and Professor of Medicine, Neurology, and Clinical and Translational Science at Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a clinician-methodologist with a broad background in clinical epidemiology, focused on predictive modeling, individual patient data meta-analysis, and observational comparative effectiveness research. Click this link to learn more about his talk entitled, An Overview of Bias and Fairness in Algorithmic Models.


There is a new conference registration category for Vendors/Contractors. A Vendor/Contractor is defined as an individual or company which provides products or services to one of HCSRN’s member institutions. Sole proprietors or individuals employed by the company providing products or services are not considered employees of the HCSRN member institution and must register using the vendor/contractor category. The registration fee is $1,750. To be eligible for consideration for the HCSRN member registration rate, a contractor must have HCSRN member credentials including an email address for the HCSRN member organization and must register with that address.


The HCSRN 2024 Annual Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, located at 333 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, WI.


This year, HCSRN celebrates its 30th Anniversary. We are planning lots of great events to recognize this important milestone and will be sharing the details soon.

Late Breaker Submission Site Open

We are reopening the abstract submission site for a second round of submissions!


The submission deadline for late breakers will be Monday, February 12, 2024.

Accepted presenters being notified on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Submit a Late Breaker

Registration and Accommodations

Registration Questions / Assistance

Phone: (518) 694-4420


Register Now

There is a city-wide event taking place at the same time as the HCSRN Annual Conference. HCSRN has a block of rooms reserved at the Hyatt and additional rooms at the Spring Hill Suites, a short walk from the conference hotel. When the HCSRN room blocks are fully booked, we cannot guarantee housing will be available. RESERVE EARLY!

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Have you registered yet for HCSRN's 2024 Annual Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin? Don't delay, early registration is happening now through February 18th: Additionally, HCSRN has secured a discounted group hotel room rate for 2024 Conference attendees. Reservations can be made at the group rate until March 13 so reserve your room here: #HCSRN2024. Be sure to sign up for the HCSRN Pre-Conference Grant Writing Workshop:

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